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Emma Thompson & Ray Winstone Join Carlyle's Serial Killer Cast

12th June 2014

Emma Thompson and Ray Winstone have joined the cast of Trainspotting star Robert Carlyle's directorial debut.The Full Monty star will portray a barber who becomes a serial killer in The Legend Of Barney Thomson, and...

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Irvine Welsh Fears Drug Legalisation Will Shift Profits To Chemists

13th May 2014

Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh is reluctant to back growing calls to legalise narcotics because drug dealers' vast profits would go to pharmaceutical giants instead.Pro-drug campaign groups believe recent moves to decriminalise marijuana in U.S. states...

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Irvine Welsh To Write Screenplay For Spring Breakers Sequel

6th May 2014

Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh has signed on to write the screenplay for the Spring Breakers sequel.Director Harmony Korine's racy 2013 movie, starring James Franco as a violent drug dealer, Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens, was...

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Irvine Welsh Given Drugs By Trainspotting Fans

22nd April 2014

Irvine Welsh was given drugs by fans at book readings after his first novel Trainspotting was turned into a feature film.The author's cult novel, following the antics of a group Scottish drug addicts, was adapted...

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Trainspotting Voted Scotland's Favourite Book

29th November 2013

Revered author Irvine Welsh is thrilled after his iconic novel Trainspotting was named Scotland's favourite book of the past 50 years.The gritty tome, about heroin addicts living in Edinburgh, was released to huge acclaim in...

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Jamie Bell Fulfils Irvine Welsh Ambition

30th August 2013

Actor Jamie Bell has harboured a secret lifelong ambition to shoot a movie based on an Irvine Welsh novel after watching gritty, drug-fuelled film Trainspotting as a child.The Brit, who shot to fame as a...

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Fascinating Fact: 3725174

18th June 2013

Trainspotting star Ewen Bremner is launching a music career. The actor has recorded an album, Sprinter, under the name Exitman.

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Danny Boyle Hoping To Recruit Original Trainspotting Cast For Sequel

25th March 2013

Moviemaker Danny Boyle is negotiating deals to bring the original Trainspotting cast back together for a sequel.The director plans to release the film, Porno, in 2016 to mark the 20th anniversary of his original adaptation...

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Ewan Mcgregor Joins August: Osage County

13th September 2012

Ewan McGregor has joined the cast of 'August: Osage County'. The Scottish actor will play Julia Roberts' character's husband Bill Fordham in the new black comedy, based on the play by Tracy Letts.Meryl Streep stars...

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Slash Pays Tribute To Deep Purple Star Jon Lord

17th July 2012

Slash and a host of other stars have paid tribute to the late Deep Purple rocker Jon Lord.The keyboard player and founder of the iconic heavy metal band passed away on Monday (16.07.12) in London...

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Ed Sheeran Wants Gritty Role In Trainspotting Prequel

26th June 2012

British singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran wants to break into acting with a gritty role in a prequel to hit movie Trainspotting.The A Team hitmaker has enjoyed huge success with his debut album +, but admits he...

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Trainspotting And Iron Maiden Top Diamond Jubilee Poll

28th May 2012

Drug addiction drama Trainspotting and heavy metal stars Iron Maiden have topped a poll to find the cultural highlights of Queen Elizabeth Ii's reign.Danny Boyle's 1996 film, starring Ewan MCGregor as a heroin addict, was...

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Britain's National Theater Coming To Your Multiplex

9th May 2012

A stage production by Britain's National Theater of director Danny Boyle's version of Frankenstein will be screened in more than 200 U.S. theaters on June 6-7 at 7 00 p.m. local time. It is Boyle's...

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Kasabian Hopeful Of Us Success

1st May 2012

Kasabian thinks their ''future looks good'' in America.The 'Days Are Forgotten' hitmakers have recently returned to the UK following a US tour and are pleased with the reception they received Stateside, though it was hard...

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Mischa Barton Promises 'Beautiful' Noel Video

26th April 2012

Mischa Barton says her video with Noel Gallagher is ''really beautiful''.The 26-year-old actress was shooting the promo with the former Oasis guitarist in Los Angeles this week and she is very pleased with the final...

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Fascinating Fact 13269

19th April 2012

A pub in Edinburgh, Scotland which famously featured in a fight scene in 1996 movie Trainspotting has been gutted by fire. The Volunteer Arms was the scene of an assault on an innocent drinker by...

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Ewan Mcgregor's 'Many, Many, Many' Pre-marriage Flings

13th April 2012

Ewan McGregor admits he slept with ''many, many, many women'' before meeting wife Eve Mavrakis.The 41-year-old 'Trainspotting' star met French production designer Eve, 45, on the set of TV show 'Kavanagh QC' before hitting the...

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Daniel Craig To Open Olympics As 007?

3rd April 2012

Daniel Craig will open the 2012 London Olympics as James Bond.The Queen has reportedly asked the 44-year-old 007 actor and 'Trainspotting' director Danny Boyle to shoot a short film to launch the event in July.The...

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Ewan Mcgregor: I Was A Maniac On Booze

2nd April 2012

Ewan McGregor admits he used to be a 'maniac' when drunk.The 'Trainspotting' actor - who turned 40 on Saturday (31.03.12) - hasn't touched alcohol for 12 years but used to love drinking as much as...

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Emily Blunt Hooked Ewan Mcgregor's Dog

7th March 2012

Emily Blunt accidentally caught Ewan McGregor's dog on a fishing line.The 29-year-old actress was practising using rods with her 'Salmon Fishing in the Yemen' co-star when she hooked his pet pooch by mistake.She said: ''We...

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Jonny Lee Miller Cast In Us Sherlock

15th February 2012

Jonny Lee Miller is to play Sherlock Holmes in a new US TV drama. The 'Trainspotting' actor will take on the lead role of the legendary detective in a pilot for US network CBS entitled...

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Miller To Play U.s. Tv's Sherlock

15th February 2012

Trainspotting star Jonny Lee Miller is to follow in the footsteps of Robert Downey, JR., Benedict Cumberbatch, Basil Rathbone and Rupert Everett after signing on to play Sherlock Holmes in a new U.S. TV drama...

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Alan Mcgee Working On Britpop Musical With Welsh

13th December 2011

Former music mogul Alan Mcgee is hoping to stage a new West End theatre production telling the story of Britpop alongside Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh.The ex-record label boss, who discovered Oasis, has already started working...

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Underworld Musical Directors Of The Olympics

8th December 2011

Underworld have been named musical directors of the London 2012 Olympics. The 'Born Slippy' dance duo - Rick Smith and Karl Hyde - have been appointed music directors of the opening ceremony, and will work...

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Ewan Mcgregor Is 'In Love' With Danny Boyle

14th October 2011

Ewan McGregor is "in love" with director Danny Boyle.The actor worked with the filmmaker on British films 'Shallow Grave' and 'Trainspotting' which kick-started both their careers and led to them to find Hollywood success. Ewan...

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Ewan Mcgregor's Trainspotting Moment

7th October 2011

Ewan McGregor didn't think it was his "moment" when he made 'Trainspotting'.The 40-year-old actor - who portrayed heroin addict Mark Renton in the 1996 drama, set in Edinburgh, Scotland - admitted while he was thrilled...

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James Mcavoy To Appear In Filth

8th August 2011

James McAvoy has signed up to star in 'Filth'.The 'Wanted' actor will take on the lead role in the movie adaptation of Irvine Welsh's 1998 novel, with Jamie Bell and Alan Cumming also set to...

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Ewan Mcgregor: 'Nudity Can Distract From My Films'

6th July 2011

Ewan McGregor says his onscreen nudity can "distract" people from his movies.The 'Trainspotting' actor - who is well known for baring all in films including 'The Pillow Book' and 'Velvet Goldmine - revealed he has...

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Marriage Beginner Ewan Mcgregor

24th May 2011

Ewan McGregor still feels like a marriage "beginner".The 40-year-old actor tied the knot with production designer Eve Mavrakis - with who he has daughters Clara, 16, Esther, nine, and adopted Jamiyan, also nine - over...

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Ewan Mcgregor Hints At Trainspotting Sequel

31st March 2011

Ewan McGregor has hinted he may star in a 'Trainspotting' sequel if the script is good enough.The Scottish actor - who shot to fame as heroin addict Renton in the original 1996 movie - says...

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